For Life Sciences L&D Department Heads and Leaders

September 25–26, 2024 / Westin Waltham / Boston, MA

Next Level Learning Leadership

Join us at the LTEN Learning Executive Series: Annual Forum, an event designed by and for life sciences learning executives. You’ll connect with industry peers and gain invaluable insights directly from colleagues and business visionaries.

This year’s agenda is being carefully curated by the LTEN Learning Executive Series Committee, a group of learning leaders who are members of the LTEN Board of Directors.

This year’s agenda will feature:

  • Two Keynotes – Experts in Learning & Talent Development
  • Facilitated Interactive Discussions
  • New! Speed Networking with Premier Sponsors
  • Networking Reception, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Premier Sponsor Tabletops
Learn More & Request an Invitation

Wednesday, September 25

2:00 PM ET: Welcome
2:30 PM ET: Keynote
4:00 PM ET: Speed Networking with Premier Sponsors
5:30 PM ET: Networking Reception & Charity Activity

Thursday, September 26

7:00 AM ET:  Breakfast
8:00 AM ET:  Welcome & Keynote
10:00 AM ET:  Networking Refreshment Break
10:30 AM ET: Interactive Learning Leader Session
Noon ET: Lunch with Sponsoring Partners
1:30 PM ET: Interactive Learning Leader Session
3:00 PM ET: Closing Remarks


Draw Upon the Wisdom & Experience of Life Sciences L&D Leaders

Focused on the Future of L&D

The Learning Executive Forum is an invitation-only event developed for learning executives and heads of L&D in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostics space.

In addition to the LTEN Board of Directors, you’ll also meet other L&D executives who understand the unique challenges of leading teams through rapid change, turbulence, and the unknown.

These are just a handful of the organizations whose training leaders have attended in the past:

Request an Invitation

Request an Invitation

If you would like to be considered for an invitation and are a senior training leader working for a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device or diagnostics company, please request an invitation. The planning committee will review all submissions and you will be notified accordingly.

Forum Registration

Be Our Guest at this Year's Learning Executive Forum

This year’s in-person gathering is an invitation-only event. Complete this form if you are interested in being invited to the Forum.

Who Qualifies: Current senior-level L&D executives, currently employed by a pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, or diagnostics organization. Those wishing to attend this event must request an invitation. ALL registrations are subject to approval.

Your registration includes:

  • Two Keynotes – Experts in Learning & Talent Development
  • Facilitated Interactive Discussions
  • New! Speed Networking with Premier Sponsors
  • Networking Reception, Breakfast and Lunch
  • Premier Sponsor Tabletops
Exclusive Invitation:
As a senior leader in life sciences L&D, your registration is complimentary (a $1,495 value), including all sessions, a welcome reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks. 
Hotel accommodations and travel are not included with your registration. LTEN will secure discounted room rates at the Forum venue and share those details once available.
Important Note: Your complimentary registration is contingent upon your participation in the Speed Networking with Premier Partners session. This high-impact networking opportunity is crucial for connecting with top-tier industry leaders and maximizing your Forum experience.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

Open to qualified heads of L&D and senior learning executives from global pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, and biotech firms. Please complete the interest form to check your eligibility and secure a complimentary pass. All registrations are subject to approval.

Interest Form:
This interest form does not guarantee admission.
The LTEN events team will notify pre-registrants of their registration status within 72 business hours.

Participation Requirement:
Admission to the Forum requires participation in the Speed Networking with Premier Partners session.

By requesting information, attendees agree to share contact information with LTEN.
Information will be handled per LTEN’s privacy policy.

LTEN reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions. Changes will be communicated promptly.

LTEN is not liable for personal injury, loss, or damage to property during the Forum. If invited to register for the Forum, attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.

By completing the interest form for the 2024 LTEN Learning Executive Series: Annual Forum and agreeing to participate in the Speed Networking with Premier Partners session, you acknowledge and agree to these terms and conditions.

Hotel and travel expenses are not included with your registration and is the registrant’s responsibility. Registrants are responsible for arranging their accommodations. We have secured a discounted rate at the venue, and you’ll receive a booking link upon being accepted into this year’s Forum cohort.
Registration is not required before reserving a room. However, LTEN will cross-check hotel housing lists against registered attendees. Your registration confirmation will also contain the direct links to secure accommodations for the LTEN Learning Executive Forum. Room reservations are subject to cancellation if not registered for the LTEN Learning Executive Series: Annual Forum by August 29, 2024.
Cancellation Policy:
The event is free for qualifying individuals. If you need to cancel, please provide written notice at least 20 days before the event date. Failure to do so will result in a charge of the full ticket amount ($1,495), processed using the payment method provided during registration.

Developed for Training Leaders by Training Leaders

LTEN Learning Executive Forum Committee 2024

Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Kristy Callahan, Head of Learning & Leadership, GE Healthcare
  • Laura Last, Head of Global Clinical Operations Learning and Development, Beigene USA

Committee Members:

  • Hector Baeza, Executive Director, US Commercial Learning & Development, Gilead Sciences
  • Jennifer Bryan, Head of Commercial Training, Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Amity Cutaia, Executive Director, Global Capabilities, Learning & Development, Astellas Pharma US
  • Jeff Hartzler, Head of US Learning & Development, UCB Pharma
  • Charlie Kirk, Sr. Director, Field Force Effectiveness, Argenx
  • Pam Marinko, Chief Executive Officer, Proficient Learning
  • Shaun McMahon, President, Illuminate
  • Brittany Pilcher, Director, OBD Training & Development, Daiichi Sankyo
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About LTEN

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network (LTEN formerly SPBT) is a worldwide 501(c)(3) nonprofit association dedicated to supporting the professional goals of trainers in the life sciences, inclusive of medical device and diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies.

Only LTEN specializes in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies , offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities.

Our mission is to be the essential resource for life sciences trainer education and networking; enabling members to harness their collective knowledge, apply leading-edge technology and deliver world class learning.